Thursday, October 09, 2008

Anniversary of "Keep Chopping Wood" accident

Today marks the fifth anniversary of one of the strangest sports failures in history. On this day in 2003, Jacksonville Jaguars punter Chris Hanson gashes his right leg with an ax while chopping wood in the team's locker room. The wood and the ax had been placed in the room at the behest of head coach Jack Del Rio, who was using the mantra "keep chopping wood" to inspire his players after a 0-3 start. Hanson's injury requires emergency surgery and ends his season. In June of 2002, Hanson, his wife, and former Jaguars placekicker Jaret Holmes were severely burned at Hanson's house when a fondue pot overturned.

More failures from today in history.

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